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Wouldn't it be great if the food we ate was safe, healthy, free from pesticides and affordable? We deserve to be able to purchase safe and healthy food, especially for developing children, people seeking wellness and expectant mothers. But what can you do?

Fight for the right!

Following is a list of some of the things that you can do to support the "green revolution":

  • Grow your own: It does not take a lot of space to begin to grow some of your very favorite vegetables, herbs or fruit (especially if you use hydroponics). They just need sun, water and organic mulch. Do not use pesticides or chemicals on your plants. These are poison, to the bugs and yourself. For natural ways to control pests from eating the fruits of your labor, click here.
  • Request that your local supermarket carry Organic foods. Von's sells Organic produce, canned (Organic™ brand) and frozen Organic foods. Albertsons sells Organic foods under their Wild Harvest® brand. Ralphs sells Organic produce, greens and herb under their "Private Selection" brand.
  • Shop at local farm stands and your local farmer's markets. Use the Local Harvest website to find farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area: Where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other natural and Organic goodies.
  • Join a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program in your area (such as the Inland Empire CSA).
  • Buy fresh, in-season Organic produce whenever possible (and affordable): In season = In-sync with your body. Local = Less gas, less cost, lower carbon footprint.
  • Purchase your foods from markets that specialize in organic foods in California: Whole Foods Market, Jimbo's, Henry's Farmers Market, Sprouts Farmers Market, and Trader Joe's, to name a few.
  • Eat at Restaurants that use Organic ingredients in their recipes, and that support local farmers (such as Earth Bistro).
  • Join the "revolution" of encouraging the use of healthy and Organic foods in your children's schools (such as Revolution Foods).
  • Pack a healthy lunch box for your children, as suggested by KidsOrganics.
  • Encourage the use of Organic foods in your work place.

When you have no other option but conventionally-grown produce, make sure you wash off any residual pesticides with "Kompletely Kleen", our non-ionic fruit and vegetable rinse: Gentle on the earth, your produce and your self.